Nearly one in two Indian software developers plan to leave their jobs this year

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New Delhi, June 13 (IANS): According to a report, around 44% of India-based developers plan to quit their jobs this year, compared to 42% globally.

The report from DigitalOcean Holdings, the cloud for developers, startups and SMBs, surveyed over 2,500 respondents from 94 countries including India, US, Germany, Canada and UK .

It shows that the development talent shortage has the potential to worsen with 64% of those with less than a year of experience and 32% of those with between 1 and 5 years of experience, who have recently quit their job.

Motivations for leaving their jobs were found to be consistent both for those who have already left their jobs and for those who are considering doing so, with compensation, remote or flexible work environments and better benefits being the main factors. that motivate people to leave their jobs, especially for young developers.

Nearly 18% of respondents cited the lack of time and resources to work on projects as a major challenge, and 11% cited the departure of team members as a challenge, showing that the shortage of development talent affects even those who remain in office.

“Attracting and retaining developer talent is changing rapidly and businesses must adapt to the new landscape,” Gabe Monroy, Chief Product Officer at DigitalOcean, said in a statement.

“Companies need to better understand developers and give them the tools, benefits and compensation they need to succeed – business survival in the digital age depends on it,” Monroy added.

Around 56% of Indian developers have also participated in open source projects over the past year, of which only 12% have been paid for their contribution.

Open source has contributed to learning and networking in India, with 37% saying they gained improved skills through open source, 23% networking opportunities, and 10% found job opportunities through open-source community.

It’s clear that companies of all sizes need to rethink their approach to attracting and retaining highly skilled developers.

The report also identifies compensation and the desire for fully remote or more flexible work environments as the top reasons developers are considering quitting, or have already done so.

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